NEWNAN, GA (WTVM) – The NCAA is investigating the family of Auburn University's quarterback Cameron Newton, according to ESPN.
A man recently came forward with the claim that he represented Newton during his recruitment out of junior college last year. The man told ESPN he asked for payment to secure Newman's commitment to Mississippi State.
Newton's father, Cecil Newton, is a pastor of a church in Newnan, Georgia. He told ESPN that he turned over financial statements from his church, Holy Zion Center of Deliverance, to the NCAA about a month ago.
Bishop Newton and his church have been the topic in the local paper for more than a year. After reviewing city documents, it appears their church building was not up to code.
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A local newspaper writer told News Leader 9 that the city council gave Bishop Newton time to fix the problem, but it was not solved, so they decided to demolish it.
The bishop allegedly went to the council saying that he need more time. He added that his oldest son, Cecil Newton, Jr., was signing with a football team and he was expecting money from him.